Tag Archives: innovation
By Ben Comer | Published: September 18, 2013
Post Exubera, inhaled insulin has been an uphill struggle with regulators. Alfred Mann and MannKind are nonetheless determined to push Afrezza, an ”ultra” rapid-acting mealtime insulin, over the regulatory peak and into the market. Will they succeed, or is MannKind doomed to play Sisyphus on mount FDA? It would be in large part due to […]
By Jill Wechsler | Published: August 6, 2013
We’re already embroiled in the annual speculation game about whether FDA approvals this year will keep pace with last year’s near-record of 39 new molecular entities (NMEs) brought to market. The tally is closely watched as a sign of the state of biopharmaceutical innovation and the health of the pharmaceutical industry and biomedical research enterprise.
By Guest Blogger | Published: June 14, 2013
By Leela Barham. A common gripe from those in the pharma industry in England is that even when their products have been found to be cost effective by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (not always easy to do these days), uptake in the NHS can be ‘low and slow’. The latest […]
By Ben Comer | Published: February 13, 2013
During his fifth State of the Union address, President Obama struck many familiar chords – including a line about ending certain subsidies to pharmaceutical companies – and emphasized, repeatedly, the need to get things done on the policy front. Will the sequestration drum beat goad members of the 113th Congress onto the dance floor?
By Guest Blogger | Published: February 12, 2013
By Stephanie Sutton, PharmTech Europe. Consultancy firm IDEA Pharma has released what it calls a ‘Productive Innovation Index’, which ranks pharmaceutical companies based on their ability to successfully commercialize new innovations. The company has been published the index for three years and uses publicly available data to reach its conclusions. Although the index may not […]